Kate Hordern worked for the then independent general trade publisher Victor Gollancz in London for fourteen years, selling foreign rights. After relocating to Bristol, she founded KHLA in 1999.
What Kate is looking for: I’m looking for fiction across the range, from literary through to psychological suspense, crime, speculative, historical, commercial and upmarket women’s fiction, with a unique hook, whether that is a very special voice or a high-concept plot or compelling characters or a combination of these. In non-fiction I’m looking for history, where the author has the appropriate platform, and memoir. I’m looking for middle-grade kids fiction with a strong hook or voice, but no YA.
Kate is a member of the Historical Writers’ Association
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